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Minox announces new DC 1211 and DC 1044 digital camera

Minox announces two new digital cameras. The compact Minox DC 1211 features a resolution of 12 megapixels, 5x optical zoom, a 3.0 inch display, electronic face recognition, smile detection, optical image stabilization as well as a panorama and continuous shooting function. The ultra-flat 10 Megapixel Minox DC 1044 measures 95 x 58 x 18.8 mm, weighs just 116 grams and features a 3x optical zoom lens and a 3.0 inch display too. Both, the Minox DC 1211 and the DC 1044 digital cameras will be available this month...

PRESS SUMMARY

Check-out the current line of Minox digital cameras at Shopping.comThe new MINOX DC 1211: compact and powerful

Highest digital performance in a compact design: the new MINOX DC 1211 not only boasts extremely compact dimensions of just 98.7 x 59.7 x 23.4 mm, it also stands out with its superb design, camera features and performance potential. These include a resolution of 12 megapixels, 5x optical zoom, a large 3.0 inch display, electronic face recognition, smile detection, optical image stabilization as well as a panorama and continuous shooting function. Incorporated in an elegant metal body the new DC 1211 gives the user plenty of scope for creative competition and is a stylish and high-power companion for every occasion.

Core features of the MINOX DC 1211 include the CCD image sensor with a resolution of up to 12 megapixels, as well as the powerful, multicoated MINOCTAR lens. Perfectly coordinated, also with the signal processing of the camera, they deliver pin-sharp and brilliant images. The generously dimensioned 3.0 inch display with individual brightness adjustment makes it easy to select subjects reliably, even from different angles. With its 5x optical zoom function the lens already offers plenty of scope when selecting image details.

The autofocus reacts quickly and with precision in any situation, and together with the short shutter delay spontaneous snapshots and fast image sequences can be taken reliably and with ease. The new optical image stabilizer assists the photographer and helps compensate camera shake, especially with long focal lengths. It also enables perfect imaging results with long exposures in difficult light conditions or when taking macro shots. The automatic face recognition ensures perfect focusing and exposure for one or several faces, and the smile detection feature recognizes and captures smiling faces with sharp definition. The burst function enables the shooting of several images in immediate succession. Another feature of the new DC 1211 is a shooting mode for video clips.

All audio and video data are stored on SD cards of up to 8 GB (SDHC), or in the internal 32 MB memory. A PictBridge interface makes it possible to connect the DC 1211 directly to peripheral equipment and print out pictures without requiring a computer. The power supply is from a rechargeable Lithium ion battery.

The scope of delivery of the new MINOX DC 1211 includes a case with wrist strap, USB and video cable, Lithium ion battery as well as a charging cable.

The MINOX DC 1211 is available from specialist dealers from October 2009


NEW! MINOX DC 1044

With its extremely slim dimensions of just 95 x 58 x 18.8 mm the MINOX DC 1044 sets standards in the segment of powerful, ultra-flat digital cameras. This is not the only reason why the new product from MINOX is so pocket-friendly: it also weighs just 116 grams making it a true lightweight. Fitted with a large 3.0 inch display, electronic face detection, smile detection and image stabilizer this handy digital camera is the ideal companion for every occasion.

The extravagant 3.0 inch TFT color display allows fast, accurate and easy assessment of the images straight after shooting, even from different angles of view. The CCD image sensor with a resolution of up to 10 megapixels and the powerful MINOCTAR lens deliver exceptional sharpness and brilliant image results. A 3x optical zoom gives the creative user plenty of scope to select details, without any loss in the resolution.

The autofocus responds quickly and accurately to any situation, and together with the short shutter response enables easy and reliable spontaneous shots and fast image sequences. The electronic image stabilizer helps the user to eliminate practically any lens shake, even in the telephoto range. This results in perfect images, also with long exposures under difficult light conditions or for macro shots, and the automatic white balance achieves optimal color rendering. For individual adjustment of the camera to the respective light conditions the user can choose from several flash functions. Also the automatic face and smile detection feature helps and speeds up the focusing of portraits and captures the shot at the right moment.

All data are stored on SD cards with a capacity of up to 8 GB (SDHC) or in the internal memory (32 MB). A digital USB port ensures fast and convenient transfer of the digital images to your computer. For a reliable source of power the DC 1044 comes with a replaceable Lith-ium-Ion battery.

The scope of delivery of the MINOX DC 1044 includes an ever-ready case, a Lithium-Ion battery, a USB and video cable, charger as well as the image processing software.

The MINOX DC 1044 is available from specialist dealers from October 2009.

Additional information: Check-out the current line of Minox digital cameras at Shopping.com
October 9, 2009
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